Whiskey & Bananas Playlist Vol. 34

Featuring Chicago’s own The Lemons, Tom Jones, Kool & The Gang, El Guincho, lost icons of 2016 & more

Ghost Walk — The Budos Band

A variety of influences from jazz, funk, Afro-beat, soul and more permeate the Budos Band, an instrumental group on Daptones Records who records in Brooklyn.

Hollywood Swinging — Kool & The Gang

Get down with the glory days of funk — 1973, to be exact.

Le Marin — Babet

You know we love our French-language grooves.

Get Out Of My Life Woman — Lee Dorsey

Check out this lost 60s classic from R&B pioneer Lee Dorsey.

Bombay — El Guincho

Whether it’s winter in Chicago or summer in Miami, this bright beat will pick you up and get you going.

Memory — The Lemons

Chicago’s own The Lemons write the catchiest little ditties around, in the classic style of 50s bubblegum pop with a modern twist.

Help Yourself — Tom Jones

It’s impossible not to love Tom Jones, the eternal guilty pleasure.

Grandma’s Hands — Bill Withers

Check out this deep cut from classic 70s soul singer Bill Withers.

Thought U Wuz Nice (Instrumental) — Phife Dawg

Pouring one out for Phife Dawg, a member of A Tribe Called Quest, who we lost to the Great Musical Icon Death Wave of 2016.

Stand By Me — Cassius Clay

That Cassius Clay? Aka Muhammad Ali, the Greatest of All Time? Why yes, he did record an album, in 1963. Another great lost to 2016.

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